Become a Friend of Esalen

The Friends of Esalen Fund is made up of thousands of individuals – seminarians, friends, faculty, and staff – who support Esalen Institute as a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential, transformation, and global consciousness.

Each and every gift to the Friends of Esalen Fund makes a difference as unrestricted contributions help bridge the gap between workshop tuition and operating expenses and serve as an investment in the future.

The countless and essential elements of the Esalen experience are made possible with unrestricted funds including:

  • our ability to attract ground-breaking workshop faculty
  • stewardship and sustainable management of the grounds, farm and garden
  • the Gazebo Park preschool
  • residential education programs

Unrestricted funds also provide for Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research, which stages interdisciplinary conferences and fosters partnerships among global pioneers and thought leaders.

The Friends of Esalen Fund provides vital support for the organization’s top priorities, and gives Esalen the flexibility to respond in a timely and efficient way to new opportunities as well as emerging challenges that may result from our remote location. Unrestricted gifts are put to the highest and best use, and are necessary to sustain the Esalen experience while enabling Esalen Institute to thrive today and for many years to come.

As a token of appreciation, donors who give $50 or more to the Esalen Fund become a Friend of Esalen. As a Friend, donors receive a $25 reduction on all catalog workshops for one year and our biannual Friends of Esalen newsletter.

Become a Friend of Esalen today by making a secure online donation with your PayPal account or any major credit card, or find out more ways to give. All donations are tax deductible.

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